|Date||Tuesday, April 17, 2018|
|Doors open||12.00 p.m.|
|Location||Waldmannhalle, Neugasse 55, 6340 Baar, Switzerland|
At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose to shareholders a 15.6% increase in the dividend to CHF 111.00 per bearer share (2016: CHF 96.00) and CHF 18.50 per registered share (2016: CHF 16.00).
Ex-Date: April 19, 2018
Payment Date: April 23, 2018
Attendance at the Annual General Meeting
Only those holders of registered shares entered in the share register as at April 12, 2018 are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Individual admission cards will be sent to them two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. No further registrations of voting rights will be carried out in the period from April 13 to April 17, 2018. Registered shareholders who were registered with voting rights as at April 13, 2018, but who sold their shares prior to the Annual General Meeting, lose their shareholder rights in respect of the shares sold. At the entrance, they will receive a new admission card corresponding to their current holding of shares.
Holders of bearer shares wishing to attend, or have themselves represented at, the Annual General Meeting may obtain their admission card from their custodian bank between March 21, 2018 and April 12, 2018 at the latest. Holders of bearer shares who have not deposited their shares with a custodian bank will receive their admission card directly at the Annual General Meeting upon presentation of their shares or share certificates.
The custodian banks will obtain the admission cards through Computershare Schweiz AG, Sika AG, P.O. Box, CH-4601 Olten, phone +41 62 205 77 50, fax +41 62 205 77 91, e-mail: email@example.com, by submitting a blocking confirmation and will then send the admission cards to the shareholders. The shares in question will remain blocked until after the end of the Annual General Meeting.
Representation by proxy at the Annual General Meeting
Shareholders not attending the Annual General Meeting in person may appoint a proxy. Shareholders wishing to appoint the independent proxy Mr. Jost Windlin, attorney-at-law and notary, Zwicky, Windlin & Partner, are requested to submit their admission card, including power of attorney and written voting instructions, to Computershare Schweiz AG, Sika AG, P.O. Box, CH-4601 Olten, at the latest by 12.00 p.m. (noon) on April 16, 2018.
Remote electronic voting by issuing authorizations and instructions to the independent proxy
Shareholders may cast their votes remotely by issuing electronic authorizations and instructions to the independent proxy at investor.sherpany.com. The necessary login data is enclosed with the meeting materials supplied to shareholders. Shareholders thus have the option of voting in person, through a proxy, or remotely by issuing electronic authorizations and instructions to the independent proxy. Shareholders may use the online proxy voting, or change any instructions they may have issued electronically, up to but no later than 11.59 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018.